The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 410,000 associates worldwide. According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales from operations of 77.9 billion euros in 2021. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”
The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering”. In Africa, Bosch has been present since 1906, at present in thirteen African countries: South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, Angola, Mozambique, Nigeria, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Ghana, Algeria and Tunisia. Depending on future business development, the company plans to increase this number in the next years. All four Bosch business sectors have operations on the continent. In 2021, Bosch generated sales of some 600 million euros with more than 2065 associates in Africa.